Appointed in 2000, by Governor Jesse Ventura. Elected in 2002 and 2008.
Retired Oct. 31, 2013.
Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from Nov. 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015.
J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1976
B.A., Cornell College, 1968
Attorney- Irvine, Ramstad, Briggs, Karkella & Ziegler, PA, 1976-2000
Assistant Public Defender (Part-time)- 1976-2000
Perham School Board Attorney- 1980-2000
Minnesota State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
Awards and Honors:
Northwest Minnesota Legal Services Advocacy Achievement Award, 1994
Northwest Minnesota Legal Services Partner in Justice Award, 1997
American Research Corporation Leading Lawyer in MN 1994-2001
Law and Politics Super Lawyer, 2000
US Navy, 1969-1973